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Society of Antiquaries

Newcastle upon Tyne

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Our latest news bulletin is issue 71 dated June 2021

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  • 24 November, 6.00, Horsley Memorial Lecture, One Step at a Time: Planning, Surveying and Building Hadrian’s Wall, and the Implications, Professor David Breeze. Room ARMB 1.49, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University. It will also be live-streamed and recorded. Follow this link for the flyer including booking details.

                                     Re-opening of Library

  • Our Library at the Great North Museum has re-opened, for limited hours,10am to 2pm, Monday to Thursday. There is a considerable backlog of accessioning and shelving, so certain titles may not be available straightaway. Members are asked have patience and understanding while Tamsin Bapty, the new Library co-ordinator, works towards restoring a normal service.


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We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (registration number, 1188638) Click here for our entry on the Charity Commission website. The Society operated for many years as an incorporated association with charitable status (registration number 230888) with the same name and the same charitable objects. Click here for the Charity Commission entry for the pre-2021 body.

We are also partners in the management of Newcastle Castle, and are signatories to the North East Statement Against Racism.

Coronavirus; changes to our activities

Our Membership Administrator and the Trustees are working remotely. Contact the membership administrator on Any contributor to Archaeologia Aeliana who sent hard copy manuscripts or disks into the office, please resubmit electronically, or contact the Society as soon as possible.  For financial queries, please contact the Society’s Treasurer at  Invoices need to be submitted electronically.

Our library on the second floor of the Great North Museum remains closed and will re-open later in the year.

Nick Hodgson, President

In the future, don’t forget your past